Winning hearts and minds

by Volker Weber

Interesting comment on MiniMSFT while reporting on the Microsoft Company Meeting :

As for Mr. Ozzie: where I was sitting, the murmuring of people having low-level conversations grew louder and louder as he talked and people stopped paying attention. He wasn't engaging the folks around me with whatever he was strutting around about ("De cloud! De cloud!"). Sorry, Ray, you need to earn our respect with results right now. Lotus Notes and the saved-from-the-brink of bankruptcy Groove isn't endowing you with much currency.

It is a lot easier preaching to the choir, I guess.


I am not so sure MiniMSFT is terribly representative. Ray's role seems to be expanding now, which tends to imply that the "powers that be" (or perhaps "power that is") like him and feel he is doing a good job.

Ben Langhinrichs, 2005-09-30

There is no contradiction. Mini is talking about people in the trenches, not about management.

Volker Weber, 2005-09-30

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